The Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology, Second Edition, is a revised and expanded version of the first edition, which was published in 2003. The book reviews the histories of the various vacuum coating technologies and expands on the history of the enabling technologies of vacuum technology, plasma technology, power supplies, and low-pressure plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The melding of these technologies has resulted in new processes and products that have greatly expanded the application of vacuum coatings for use in our everyday lives. The book is unique in that it makes extensive reference to the patent literature (mostly US) and how it relates to the history of vacuum coating. The book includes a historical Timeline of Vacuum Coating Technology and a historical Timeline of Vacuum/Plasma Technology, as well as a Glossary of Terms and Acronyms used in the vacuum coating and surface engineering industries.
- History and detailed descriptions of Vacuum Deposition Technologie
- Review of Enabling Technologies and their importance to current applications
- Extensively referenced text
- Patents are referenced as part of the history
- Historical Timelines for Vacuum Coating Technology and Vacuum/Plasma Technology
- Glossary of Terms and Acronyms for vacuum coating
1. About This Book 2. Vacuum Technology 3. Plasmas and Plasma Enhanced CVD (PECVD) 4. Physical Sputtering and Sputter Deposition 5. Thermal Evaporation and Deposition in Vacuum 6. Cathodic Arc Vaporization and Cathodic Arc Vapor Deposition 7. Ion Plating 8. Condensation, Nucleation, Interface Formation, and Film Growth
Appendix 1. Historical Timelines 2. Glossary of Terms and acronyms
Donald M. Mattox obtained his B.S degree in Physics from Eastern Kentucky State University. He served as a meteorologist and Air Weather Officer in the USAF during and after the Korean War. He then obtained a M.S. degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Kentucky in 1960. In 1961 he went to work at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). Don was a manager and member of the Technical staff at SNL for 27 years and has been a consultant to the vacuum coating industry for over 28 years. In 1995 he was the recipient of the American Vacuum Society Albert Nerken Award "For his invention of the ion plating process and its continued development." In 2007 Don received the Society of Vacuum Coaters Nathaniel Sugerman Award "For his development of the ion plating process and long-term commitment to education in the vacuum coating community. Don has published numerous papers and book chapters on the subject of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) processing and technology transfer from R&D to production. He is the author of Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2010) published by Elsevier and Foundations of Vacuum Coating Technology, published by William Andrew/Elsevier in 2003.